Register now for the 2015 Educational Workshop at the AAHSL AAMC 2015 taking place Nov 5-8 in Baltimore, MD.

Congratulations to the 2015 AAHSL Leadership Scholarship awardees!

AAHSL is pleased to present a new feature: The Library Director Openings page!

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program: Class of 2015-2016.

Congratulations to the members of the 2015 Future Leadership Fellows class, who completed their program on September 30. 

The New Directors Symposium is full and will no longer accept applications.


The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) supports academic health sciences libraries and
directors in advancing the patient care, research, education, and community service missions of academic health
centers through visionary executive leadership and expertise in health information, scholarly communication, and knowledge management.

AAHSL promotes the success of its members through relevant programming and services; benchmarking;
advocacy; partnerships with like-minded organizations; and the development of a community of colleagues.

Organizational Identity

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) comprises the libraries serving the accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools belonging to or affiliated with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

It includes other related libraries and organizations that lead in resolving information and knowledge management problems in the health care environment. 

The organization was founded in 1977 as the Association of Academic Health Sciences Library Directors (AAHSLD). Beginning in 1996, the directors of medical school libraries formed the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), a new organization with a mission similar to that of AAHSLD but with a greater scope of activities. 

AAHSL is a member of the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) of the AAMC.


AAHSL membership is composed of academic health sciences libraries whose medical schools hold member or associate member status in the Association of American Medical Colleges. Join AAHSL today!

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program 

The Future Leadership Committee is pleased to announce the members of the 2015-2016 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program class, the fourteenth year of the program. The candidate pool for fellows and demand for the program remain strong. Selection is competitive and recognition of a substantial record of leadership accomplishment and potential for a director position. 

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries. It is jointly funded by NLM and AAHSL. Since the program began in 2002, twenty-seven fellow graduates have assumed director positions. You can find out more about the program and view the full list of current fellows here.

Library Director Openings

The Library Director Openings page lists Library Director positions that are currently open at academic health sciences libraries. These may include positions with various titles denoting chief responsibility for the health sciences library. Contact Us if you would like a Health Sciences Library Director position available at your institution to be posted on this page.

Job Title Institution Date Posted Date Closing
Director Yale University Cushing/Whitney Medical Library 11/24/15 1/4/16
Executive Director of Libraries Mayo Clinic 9/14/15 N/A
University Librarian/Assistant Vice Chancellor The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)  9/2/15 N/A
Director Medical College of Wisconsin 8/27/15 N/A
Director National Library of Medicine 8/20/15 N/A
Founding Director University of Nevada 8/3/15 N/A 
Executive Director, Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library Howard University 6/15/15 N/A
Director and Head Librarian Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University 6/5/15 N/A
Senior Director of Libraries UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Libraries 6/3/15 N/A
Director, Medical Library Southern Illinois University School of Medicine 10/27/15 N/A
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